Salutations Cottage Fix friends! I’m so ready for Spring! This past week I’ve been finding Spring inspiration right here in the day to day ins and outs of my silly little family living in this silly little cottage. The warmer weather moving in has certainly helped too. As well as the daffodils that are popping up through the winter soaked soil. Oh yes, the promise of Spring is on the horizon and our shabby little cottage is coming to life.
I created a bit of a prelude to Spring vignette with tulips, books, and mercury glass. I love a floppy whimsical bouquet, nothing too contrived. When my daughter was in grade school my husband swung her by the florist on the way home so she could pick out Mother’s Day flowers. She chose this huge red and white creation that resembled something from a funeral home. Oh, she was so happy with herself and with her larger than life arrangement she had picked out, just the cutest thing. Although it wasn’t quite my style, that red and white monument will always be one of my favorite bouquets. My honey and I still laugh about it sometimes.
It seems that inspiration comes in waves. Sometimes it comes pouring in and then other times, not so much. Just the other day my son got out his guitar and started to strum along, he’s only been playing the piano lately. His guitar has been patiently waiting for him, I guess he needs his bit of inspiration sometimes too. Anyways, he started to play and sing, and it was beautiful. Any mama listening to her son strum away on his guitar and sing is bound to get the warm and fuzzies. Don’t you think?
And then, my honey surprised me with these tulips. He had them sent to the house while he was in the office, so sweet. I love getting tulips and watching them change. These were completely closed when they arrived. It’s fun how they open quickly, and then continue to grow until they droop over. I love a bundle of droopy tulips to brighten up our place.
And then, when I was dropping off my daughter at school she turned to me with a twinkle in her eye and a smirky little smile and said “Don’t forget to pick us up for soccer!” She finds such joy in everyday life, and moves through her days with a zest and enthusiasm that I’m hoping will rub off on me.